John Sall Net WorthReal Name: John Sall
Date of Birth: 1948
Place of Birth: Rockford, Illinois
2017 Net Worth: $3.9 Billion
Profession: Co-founder of SAS Institute
John Sall Biography
John Sall was born in 1948 in Rockford, Illinois. He attended Beloit College in Wisconsin and received a BA in history. The job market was not favorable so Sall returned to school, attending Northern Illinois University and graduating with a master’s degree in economics. It was in graduate school that he became interested in computer science and statistics. He went on to study statistics at North Carolina State University, where, in 2003, he received an honorary doctorate.
It was while he was at North Carolina State that he met his future business partner, Jim Goodnight. Sall, Goodnight, and two other colleagues founded SAS Institute, Inc. Their company has since grown to become the largest, privately owned, software company anywhere in the world. SAS is perhaps more well- known for its worker-friendly policies than for its software. SAS offers on-site childcare services, wellness programs, sports leagues, on-site dry cleaning services, and more.
Sall has done the coding and product development for JMP for more than 20 years, improving script language and writing products in different languages. He co-authored a book “JMP Start Statistics”, and still acts as the chief architect. Stall owns approximately 1/3 of the company, with Goodnight owning the remainder. SAS software is now used by more than 70,000 companies, universities, and governments across the globe for analyzing their agricultural data.
Sall is the current vice-president and is in charge of the dynamic data visualization division. In addition to his software company, Sall is the co-owner of Prestonwood Country Club and the Umstead Hotel and Spa. He is also the co-founder of the private school, Cary Academy. Sall lives in Cary, North Carolina with his wife and four children. This very private billionaire has a current net worth of $3.9 billion, which will surely increase since this computer savvy businessman shows no sign of retiring.